Five-time champions Mumbai Indians have announced their retention list ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auctions. The 2022 edition of IPL will consist of 10 teams as two new teams have been added-Lucknow and Ahmedabad.
All the eight teams can retain a maximum of four players out of which they can retain a maximum of three Indian players (capped or uncapped) and two overseas players.
Mi skipper Rohit Sharma who has been the most successful player in the IPL with six IPL trophies and five as a captain of Mumbai Indians. Rohit was the first one to be retained by the Mumbai based franchise. Rohit was retained for INR 16 crore.
He has played 168 IPL matches for MI in which he has scored 4441 runs ever since joining the franchise in 2011.
The second player to be retained by MI is fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah was retained for INR 12 crore by his side. Since making his debut for MI in 2013, he has picked up 130 wickets in 106 games at an average of 23.04 with an economy rate of 7.42.
The third Indian player to be retained by Mumbai Indians is top order batsmen Suryakumar Yadav. Yadav has been retained by his side for INR 8 crore. It was a difficult choice for MI as Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan were in contention to be the third retained player. Because of his impressive performances in the IPL, he has been selected for the Indian team multiple times. Since moving to MI from KKR in 2015, the 31-year-old has smashed 1733 runs in 61 games at a strike rate of 137.
The fourth and the final player to be retained by the side is West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard. Pollard has never won any other shirt other than Mumbai Indians since coming to the team in 2010. In 178 games he has smashed 3268 runs and has also picked up 65 wickets with the leather.
Mumbai Indians now have INR 48 crore left in their purse. MI will require this amount to buy other players for the squad in the mega auctions.